L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Dubai

What a pleasure to meet up with friends on the other side of the world! It is with great joy that we meet again for an excellent lunch at Joël Robuchon’s.

As a reminder, here is the route followed:

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1LoungeThe Emirates Lounge, London Heathrow
2FlightEmirates Business, London Heathrow – Dubai International, Airbus A380
3HotelThe St. Regis Dubai Downtown
4VisitAt the top, SKY, Burj Khalifa
5VisitExpo 2020
6VisitLouvre Abu Dhabi
7RestaurantMartabaan by Oberoi, Emirates Palace
8VisitThe Great Mosque of Abu Dhabi
9VisitDubai Aquarium
10RestaurantL’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Dubai
11LoungeThe Emirates Lounge Business, Dubai Portes B
12FlightEmirates Business, Dubai International – London Heathrow, Airbus A380
Today’s itinerary

The concept

I don’t have to remind you: this is the usual concept of Joël Robuchon’s “ateliers”: a simple decoration and small portions to taste several.

The setting

The frame is usual for Joël Robuchon; black and red with mirrors. Not really up to date.

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The menu

The menu is quite simple but we will opt today for very reasonable lunch menus around 30€ per person.

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The meal and the dishes

As a starter, I will choose the artichoke risotto which will be succulent.

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As a main course, poached cod will lack texture

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For dessert, the raspberry soufflé is excellent.

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The service

The service leaves much to be desired. We had to ask several times for refills of bread or water. Not at the level of a starred restaurant.

The atmosphere

Quite ordinary.

Conclusion

We will return for the value for money, but the service must really improve.

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.
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